Bourne-again Wakes turn 40 with victory

IN AND AWAY: Scott Spearink (right) watches strike partner Josh Hales put Bourne Town ahead against Burton Park Wanderers at Abbey Lawn.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
IN AND AWAY: Scott Spearink (right) watches strike partner Josh Hales put Bourne Town ahead against Burton Park Wanderers at Abbey Lawn. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Bourne Town boss Rafa Mazzarella has admitted he would be satisfied if the season ended now after the Wakes reached the 40-point mark with victory over Burton Park Wanderers.

Josh Hales gave the home side the lead at Abbey Lawn after 14 minutes, but Jake Bailey levelled things for Wanderers six minutes before the break.

Bourne regained the lead when Liam Piddington put through his own goal five minutes into the second half before Taiwo Odutolu’s goal on 55 minutes threatened to cause an upset.

But Aris Placis but the Wakes back in front a minute later and Harley Williams netted from the penalty sport on 64 minutes to see Bourne home to three points.

Mazzarella said: “It was a bit scary because we missed so many chances in the first 30 minutes and I was very disappointed because we should have been out of sight at half time, instead of 1-1.

“But we were happy in the end to get the three points and now the boys are starting to show that they can compete with the majority of sides in UCL Division One.

“If the season finished tomorrow, I’d be happy with where we are now.”

Bourne: Fagan; Hall, Elger, Jesson, Wilson; Sculthorpe (Papworth-Moore), Moss, Williams (Rook), Placis; Spearink, Hales (De Souza).